Northwest of New Orleans

A monthly jazz variety show

Northwest of New Orleans

Hot Club of Spokane, Denin Koch, Rachel Aldridge, Tana Bachman-Bland

Tue · November 14, 2017

7:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Northwest of New Orleans
Northwest of New Orleans
A monthly jazz showcase/variety show hosted by Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of local musicians committed to the preservation of jazz, swing, and blues, named for the famous Hot Club of France from the 1930s. Although the Quintet of the Hot Club of France is synonymous with the music of Django Reinhardt and what today has become known as “jazz manouche,” the original Hot Club was in fact an actual club or organization - not a band - begun by college students to support the preservation of jazz in the wake of the Great Depression. Hot Club of Spokane adopted a similar mission, and since its founding in 2007, the group now employs 20 musicians organized in five to eight piece ensembles that perform in and around the Inland Northwest.

Hot Club of Spokane’s most notable preservation projects have included an annual festival that brought New Orleans musicians to Spokane in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2006-2009), and a “live music, documentary film experience” that tells of the rise from small-town childhood to national fame for Spokane’s own jazz royalty, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. To reach younger audiences, Hot Club of Spokane has now developed a repertoire of electro-swing sets - that’s hot jazz and swing music set to hip hop and house beats.

Hot Club of Spokane has opened for The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Cello Project, Casey MacGill, The Shanghai Woolies, and The Hot Club of Cowtown, with additional collaborative appearances with Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew), Hot Club of New Orleans, Matt Munisteri, Andreas Oberg, and Washboard Chaz Leary. Members of Hot Club of Spokane also briefly appear in the Rezolution Pictures documentary, “Rumble: Indians That Rocked The World” which tells the story of Native American contributions to American music. The film was screened at Sundance in January 2017 and will soon be available on PBS.
Denin Koch
Denin Koch
Award-winning guitarist Denin Koch has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Wycliffe Gordon, Branford Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Ellis Marsalis, and Dee Daniels - all before he turned 22 years of age. The young artist seeks to bring jazz to a new audience by integrating elements from all periods of his wide-ranging musical journey with the rich jazz tradition he inherits. He was selected as an outstanding soloist at the 2017 Elmhurst Jazz Festival, and won the 2017 Musicfest Northwest Young Artist competition, performing as a soloist with the Spokane Symphony. He is currently the guitarist for both the Spokane Jazz Orchestra and the Bob Curnow Big Band, and is one of the most in-demand guitarists in Eastern Washington.

Koch's musical background reveals much about how his intriguing musical synthesis came to be. His performing experience includes an African marimba ensemble, classical wind ensembles and symphony orchestras, a steel drum ensemble, rock bands, and numerous big bands and jazz combos. Koch moved to Spokane in 2014 to pursue a jazz studies degree at Whitworth University. Upon arrival, he won the guitar chair in the school's premiere big band. Studying with Dan Keberle, Paul Grove and Brent Edstrom enabled him to turn heads and gain notoriety around the city. This helped him to become the youngest member of the Spokane Jazz Orchestra at the age of 20, and the guitarist for the Bob Curnow Big Band in 2017.

The Denin Koch Trio was formed in 2016 with the purpose of exploring the concept of music as conversation. Koch, along with his bandmates, has developed an approach to jazz that features a heavy emphasis on the groove and draws upon the work of Pat Metheny and Branford Marsalis, as well as indie rock influences including Young the Giant and Death Cab for Cutie. The band's trademark "spontaneous composition" stuns and excites audiences with its miraculous cohesion, sensibility and restraint. With a repertoire including jazz standards, pop tunes, Koch's original material and limitless improvisatory creations, the ensemble is breathtaking in action.

Koch performs frequently around Eastern Washington as a solo act, with his trio, as a member of Still Guessing and several other ensembles, projects and collaborations, including work with Eddie Manazanares and Caleb Brown. He was a regular performer at Nodland Cellars in downtown Spokane, and has performed at the Fox Theater, the Bing Crosby Theater, the Bartlett, numerous private events, the Emerald of Siam, Bookwalter Winery, and many other venues.
Rachel Aldridge
Rachel Aldridge
Rachel Aldridge began her career in Spokane singing with the Whitworth University Jazz Band where she also received a degree in Music Ministry. Since her entrance into the world of vocal jazz, she has been a member of the Master Class Big Band, sung with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and is currently one of the singers for Hot Club of Spokane. She also performs around Spokane with guitarist Nick Schauer. Outside of her performing, she taught Jazz Voice at Gonzaga University and works at Whitworth University as a psychology lecturer and the women’s head tennis coach.
Tana Bachman-Bland
Tana Bachman-Bland
Tana Bachman-Bland is a born and raised Spokane native. She has played violin with the Spokane Symphony since 1987. She is an Eastern Washington University alumnus with a Degree in Music Performance.

She has a private violin and viola instruction studio and has recently performed with various shows at home and abroad, including The Phantom of the Opera and Something Rotten at the INB, Northwest of Nashville at The Bartlett, The Willa Cather Project called “Prairie Songs, Remembering Antonia” in Nebraska and Wisconsin, The Spokane Symphony Classics Three Concert, Tedesca String Quartet house concert, The Bach Festival with Zuill Bailey at the Barrister Winery, and will be touring with Mannheim Steam Roller in November. She enjoys pushing her boundaries and exploring the different technical and cultural styles in groups such as Tango Volcado and is excited to have been invited to play with the Hot Club of Spokane for Northwest of New Orleans!
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/